Under Starters Orders...
With the pinnacle of jump racing only a week again, we are all wondering if the Irish will steel all the glory again this year? Will there be tales of heroic female jockeys and who will win The Cheltenham Gold Cup?
The Gold Cup was first run in July 1819 as a flat 3 mile race. It was not until 1924 that jumps were introduced. Today the race is run over three and 1/4 miles of grueling inclines and it is open to qualifying horses over 5 years old.Looking at the runners this year, do we think Al Boum, trained by Willie Mullins can become only the 5th horse in history to take a 3rd successive victory?
Will Henry De Bromhead's A Plus Tard, ridden by the incredible Rachael Blackmore make the running? He is in good heart and has younger legs.
Of course there are other real contenders out there too, but Cheltenham is not only about the horses, it is about what to wear too, in particular on your feet.
It is often windy cold and rainy at the racecourse as well as muddy in the car parks. Do you want to ruin a lovely pair of suede boots? Hmm? Probably not. So Talolo Boots come to the rescue here with our cowboy boots that do not look like wellies and will keep your feet warm and dry.Stylish, practical and chic, these festival boots come in a range of designs to work with any race going outfit - team them with your hat and coat and these boots will be your saviours and will have heads turning too. They will certainly be out in force at The Cheltenham Festival and we will all be waiting to see who lifts in infamous Gold Cup on Friday 18th March.